Water Quality Committee Chair:
Water Quality Committee Functions
Committee Members And Organization The Committee Chair shall be appointed by the Section Chair. A Committee Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Committee Chair with the advice and consent of the Section Chair Elect. The Vice Chair may succeed the outgoing Committee Chair subject to the approval of the Section Chair. The committee shall consist of the Committee Chair, the Committee Vice Chair, and a minimum of four (4) members to be selected by the Committee Chair. Where possible, committee members should be chosen from areas providing a broad base of perspectives and interests including but not limited to members representing: · State water supply regulatory agencies · Large public water purveyors · Medium and/or small public or private water purveyors · Engineering and consulting firms.
The committee’s purpose shall be to address issues relating to both water quality and the environmental concerns related to drinking water. The committee shall promote the concept of providing the public with highest quality water practicable and shall assist water utilities in ach ieving this objective. The committee shall identify and assess the environmental concerns related to providing safe drinking water in the Section. The committee shall disseminate source water protection, watershed management and well head protection information to members. The committee shall undertake the following tasks:
1) Identify water quality issues or concerns to the Section.
2) Educate the water utility industry concerning implementation and compliance with regulations including the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its Amendments.
3) Promote the concept with utilities in the Section of working toward the goal of exceeding minimum water treatment and quality requirements set forth by regulations.
4) Disseminate water quality-related information in the Chesapeake Section through contributions to newsletters or other communications tools and the annual meeting.
5) Develop new or endorse existing AWWA position statements concerning water quality issues.
6) Foster ideas/opportunities for the AWWA Research Foundation.
7) Establish and maintain a liaison with the Maryland Department of Environment, Delaware Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency (Responsible for District of Columbia), relative to committee activities.
8) Promote environmentally responsible alternate uses for water plant waste streams.